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Most expensive fashion mishap/mistake

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ProveYourLoveToMe Thu 09-May-13 13:09:03

Make me feel better about having to spend £15 to return some frickin' shoes!

Pinkflipflop Fri 10-May-13 09:23:57

£135 cardigan from White Company that piled horrifically after first wear.

Condescending cow from the company said I should educate myself as to how expensive clothes should look hmm

3hens Fri 10-May-13 09:56:23

Oh Pinkflip did someone really say that?? Nice customer service. (Not)

everlong Fri 10-May-13 10:26:51

Same turkey.
DH thought he was doing the right thing by buying me a Mulberry Bayswater. It was gorgeous but when you put your purse, phone and other shite the damn thing was too heavy.

It went on eBay blush

YoniOno Fri 10-May-13 10:56:31

Pinkflipflop shock

OP where is charging you £15 to return shoes?! Name and shame.

ToastedTeacakes Fri 10-May-13 11:03:52

Everything I ever purchased non-sale price from APC.
Also a Commes des Garcons cardigan.

Emperors new bollocks.
Did well reselling though, so no physical damage done.grin

worldgonecrazy Fri 10-May-13 11:09:22

Some Gucci shoes that were about £300 in the sale. Gucci don't make shoes for normal feet, I have fairly narrow feet but these are too skinny. If there's anyone out there with really narrow size 3/4 feet that wants to make me an offer???

ProveYourLoveToMe Fri 10-May-13 11:19:12

Swedish hasbeens going all the way back to Sweden. They're faulty, so p&p should be refunded, but we'll see...

Francagoestohollywood Fri 10-May-13 11:19:21

A pair of Miu Miu flat shoes, most uncomfortable shoes ever. I think I wore then twice. And they weren't on sale blush

Toughasoldboots Fri 10-May-13 11:24:10

Pinkflipflop, I think I had the same condescending cow from the white company. I com

Toughasoldboots Fri 10-May-13 11:25:12

Sorry, I complained about cashmere socks splitting and was told never ever to wear them out of bed, even for loo visits. Their customer service is crap.

rubylovescheese Fri 10-May-13 11:38:22

my white company cashmere socks developed holes v v quickly. they only went from bed to loo and back. now they're so holey but still wearing them. will need ideas for some for next winter.
javotte am having nightmare thoughts of similar customs bills!

LulaPalooza Fri 10-May-13 15:50:44

Oh God. Customs bills. I recently bought a pair of Uggs on Ebay which haven't arrived yet and I think the cost of the customs bill is going to make them more spenny than buying them here. Am so stupid.

There are many, many things lurking in my wardrobe and in two ruddy great big storage bags under the bed which have either been worn once, or not at all. Due to shopping when pre-menstrual.

There's a particularly lurid frock which makes me look like Sue Pollard's fatter more "zany" sister which cost me £120.

Pinkflipflop Fri 10-May-13 17:39:47

Yes condescending cow said cashmere was meant to look piled and I needed to know that it was a sign of a quality product. The fact that 2 giant holes appeared in the cardigan rendering it unwearable added more to its expensive look, she assured me. hmm

I will NEVER shop there again!


Corygal Fri 10-May-13 17:47:19

Pinkflip - that lady is a liar and a scoundrel.

My worst mistake was a holey Iro jersey. It is lovely and heavenly soft, hand-knitted alpaca, woven from unicorn's breath by parisienne elves, etc. but it makes me look like a damaged draught excluder.

Ebay, horrendously undersold.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 10-May-13 22:21:18

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Notcontent Fri 10-May-13 22:45:34

I went through a stage when I used retail therapy to get through a tough time, with some dire results!!!

An expensive pair of jigsaw boots that were half a size too small.
A pair of APC trousers that were a size too big - I got them taken in but they were never quite right.
I could go on and on.

I am now quite a careful shopper but still make mistakes.

Worriedmumofan8yearoldgirl Sat 11-May-13 11:29:17

£185 jaeger dress I bought for £40 dh washed in the machine only to then see the 'dry clean only' label. To be fair it is 100% cotton so don't get why it's dry clean only.

Anyway. The fabric faded after that wash

novelsituation Sat 11-May-13 11:51:09

Last Winter I bought a coat from Brora - blackcurrant / dark green tartan. Wore it once and felt a bit grannyish. Going to try to rescue it with an absract floral scarf from Cos this Winter, but suspect I've made an expensive mistake (sob)

DolomitesDonkey Sat 11-May-13 13:13:37

Worriedmumof8 has just reminded me of the 300 quid cashmere dress I inexpicably shoved in the washing machine with a BRAND NEW RED COAT. shock

The results were inevitable. I contacted the designer and asked her to have a scoot around her warehouse/back of radiator but alas all gone. Luckily though, I managed to get the same dress BNWT from Ebay for 24 quid! <faints>

YoniTime Sat 11-May-13 14:27:53

I've also spent £15 to return crap. It sucks.
Also...I keep buying naice expensive things that are just a tiny bit too small. No I won't lose that weight - and my shoulders and feet won't shrink!

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